mobile nav


Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

Plaque (lost): Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street


Near this site stood The Curtain Theatre, 1577 - c.1627, second English public playhouse. Here William Shakespeare acted. Plays by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson were performed.
London Borough of Hackney

Site: Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street (1 memorial)

EC2, Hewett Street

June 2012 a Museum of London archeological dig discovered the Curtain Theatre. July 2013 Londonist reported on the plan for the site which involve the display of the remains, a modern theatrical space and, oh, surprise, a tower block - a 40-storey skyscraper.  June 2016: The building and plaque have gone.  Some great archeology.

Either someone erected the plaque behind the lamppost, or someone erected the lamppost in front of the plaque.  Either way some thoughtlessness (being polite) was involved.

View this memorial on a map

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

Information Subjects commemorated

Curtain Theatre

This, the second English purpose-built playhouse was erected very close to th...

Read More

Ben Jonson

Playwright and poet. Born in Westminster, possibly, and a committed Londoner,...

Read More

William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is often given as the 23...

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

Information Created by

Hackney Council

Hackney Council was created in 1965 from the 3 Metropolitan Borough Councils ...

Read More